Northern Kentucky Norse vs Eagles College Hoops Game Preview
Northern Kentucky Norse vs Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Odds
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Northern Kentucky Norse at Alico Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
Supporters of the Norse have watched them go 4-10 and 2-2 ATS on the year, while the Eagles are at 12-8 and 1-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 1-0, while the Norse have a 0-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 108 and the Norse at No. 266 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-60 result in favor of the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Florida Gulf Coast's No. 102-rated squad against Northern Kentucky's No. 329-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Florida Gulf Coast rates No. 111 in the country with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 69 nationally with 7.4 per match.
Defensively, Northern Kentucky features the nation's No. 37-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.4 points per game. Florida Gulf Coast, meanwhile, comes in at No. 149 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Kentucky was a 71-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Stetson. Northern Kentucky got 15 points from Chad Jackson but lost anyway, 71-59, to Stetson on Thursday at Edmunds Center.
Florida Gulf Coast lost its last outing, an 87-78 result against Lipscomb on January 17. Chase Fieler scored 20 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 87-78 against Lipscomb in college basketball action at Alico Arena.
Northern Kentucky home to Mercer, Thursday, January 24
Florida Gulf Coast home to Stetson, Friday, January 25